congeal

  • 1 Congeal — Con*geal , v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Congealed}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Congealing}.] [F. congeler, L. congelare, gelatumn; con + gelare to freeze, gelu frost. See {Gelid}.] 1. To change from a fluid to a solid state by cold; to freeze. Syn: jell, set.… …

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  • 2 Congeal — Con*geal , v. i. To grow hard, stiff, or thick, from cold or other causes; to become solid; to freeze; to cease to flow; to run cold; to be chilled. Syn: jell, set. [1913 Webster] Lest zeal, now melted . . . Cool and congeal again to what it was …

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  • 3 congeal — index cement, cohere (adhere), consolidate (strengthen), consolidate (unite) Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Bu …

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  • 4 congeal — late 14c., from O.Fr. congeler (14c.) to freeze, thicken, from L. congelare to cause to freeze, to freeze together, from com together (see COM (Cf. com )) + gelare to freeze, from gelu frost, ice (see COLD (Cf. cold)). Related …

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  • 5 congeal — vb *coagulate, set, curdle, clot, jelly, jell Analogous words: solidify, *harden: *compact, concentrate, consolidate: cool, chill, freeze (see corresponding adjectives at COLD) Contrasted words: melt, *liquefy, deliquesce …

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  • 6 congeal — [v] coagulate cake, clabber, clot, concrete, condense, curdle, dry, freeze, gel, gelate, gelatinate, gelatinize, glob up*, harden, indurate, jell, jellify, jelly, refrigerate, set, solidify, stiffen, thicken; concepts 250,469 Ant. dissolve,… …

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  • 7 congeal — ► VERB ▪ become semi solid, especially on cooling. DERIVATIVES congelation noun. ORIGIN Latin congelare, from gelare freeze …

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  • 8 congeal — [kən jēl′] vt., vi. [ME congelen < OFr congeler < L congelare < com , together + gelare, to freeze: see GELATIN] 1. to solidify or thicken by cooling or freezing 2. to thicken; coagulate; jell congealable adj. congealment n …

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  • 9 congeal — UK [kənˈdʒiːl] / US [kənˈdʒɪl] verb [intransitive] Word forms congeal : present tense I/you/we/they congeal he/she/it congeals present participle congealing past tense congealed past participle congealed if a substance such as blood or fat… …

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  • 10 congeal — verb Congeal is used with these nouns as the subject: ↑blood …

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  • 11 congeal — [[t]kənʤi͟ːl[/t]] congeals, congealing, congealed VERB When a liquid congeals, it becomes very thick and sticky and almost solid. The blood had started to congeal. [V ed] ...spilled wine mingled with congealed soup …

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  • 12 congeal — con·geal || kÉ™n dÊ’iːl v. become frozen; congeal, solidify, jell; freeze; make rigid or immobile …

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  • 13 congeal — verb the gravy is starting to congeal Syn: coagulate, clot, thicken, jell, cake, set, curdle …

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  • 14 congeal — verb Etymology: Middle English congelen, from Middle French congeler, from Latin congelare, from com + gelare to freeze more at cold Date: 14th century transitive verb 1. to change from a fluid to a solid state by or as if by cold 2. to make… …

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  • 15 congeal — congealable, adj. congealability, congealableness, n. congealedness, n. congealer, n. congealment, n. /keuhn jeel /, v.t., v.i. 1. to change from a soft or fluid state to a rigid or solid state, as by cooling or freezing: The fat congealed on the …

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  • 16 congeal — verb /kənˈdʒiːl/ a) To change from a liquid to solid state perhaps by cold b) To coagulate, make curdled or semi solid as gel or jelly …

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  • 17 congeal — con·geal kən jē(ə)l vt 1) to change from a fluid to a solid state by or as if by cold 2) to make viscid or curdled: COAGULATE vi to become congealed …

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  • 18 congeal — Synonyms and related words: adhere, agglomerate, blast, blast freeze, blight, bunch, cake, chill, clabber, clasp, cleave, clinch, cling, cling to, clot, clump, cluster, coagulate, cohere, concrete, conglomerate, cool, curd, curdle, dry, embrace,… …

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  • 19 congeal — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) v. solidify, harden, fix, gel, jell, set, coagulate, stiffen, thicken; freeze; condense. See density, hardness. II (Roget s IV) v. 1. [To solidify as by freezing or curdling] Syn. set, refrigerate,… …

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  • 20 congeal — con|geal [kənˈdʒi:l] v [Date: 1300 1400; : Old French; Origin: congeler, from [i]Latin congelare, from com ( COM ) + gelare to freeze ] if a liquid such as blood congeals, it becomes thick or solid ▪ a pan full of congealed fat …

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